Episode 11: From #OneLeague to #NoLeague – The Future of Women’s Pro Hockey in Canada

 

On episode 11 of Changing On The Fly, we tackle the devastating news that the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is shutting down its operations after 12 seasons. The announcement from the league came just one week after the Clarkson Cup championship match, and the day before many players from the league were set to fly overseas to Finland for the women’s world hockey championships. Bad timing to say the least.

We break down and analyze what this all means with two of the most passionate voices in women’s hockey media.

Shireen Ahmed is a writer, public speaker, and co-host of the feminist sports podcast Burn It All Down.

Erica Ayala is a New York-based child advocate, sportswriter and  analyst covering the National Women’s Hockey League. Continue reading “Episode 11: From #OneLeague to #NoLeague – The Future of Women’s Pro Hockey in Canada”

Episode 2 – Race and Racism in Hockey

 

If you look at the face of hockey, it’s about as white as the ice the game is played on. But if you start to scratch the surface, you start to notice that not only is the game much more diverse than you think, but also that people of color have a long and celebrated history in the sport. Yet still, racism and racial discrimination run rampant throughout the sport today.

On this episode of Changing on the Fly, we take on the topics of race and racism in hockey. We’ll hear about the amazing history of the Coloured Hockey Leauge in Nova Scotia in the late 1800s, how racism manifests itself on the ice, but also about how some players are standing up with a fist in the air. Continue reading “Episode 2 – Race and Racism in Hockey”

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